Sunday, July 5, 2015

Here's why those pink #flowers I posted earlier appeared to be looking out at me. They were reaching for the sun.


Here's why those pink #flowers I posted earlier appeared to be looking out at me. They were reaching for the sun.

Posted on July 05, 2015 at 08:03PM

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Annoying #pigeons yesterday in the #SouthBronx #throughglass. #sorry #notsorry #whatitwasfun!


Annoying #pigeons yesterday in the #SouthBronx #throughglass. #sorry #notsorry #whatitwasfun!

Posted on July 05, 2015 at 06:52PM

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On yesterday's walk down the some of the eastern side of #Uptown #Manhattan, I see these pretty pink guys peaking out at me from the green. #photography #flowers #NYC


On yesterday's walk down the some of the eastern side of #Uptown #Manhattan, I see these pretty pink guys peaking out at me from the green. #photography #flowers #NYC

Posted on July 05, 2015 at 03:53PM

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Yesterday, @NYTimes reported on a #veterans #suicide hotline losing its #Pentagon funding. #AmericanPriorities #KeepinItClassy #America


Yesterday, @NYTimes reported on a #veterans #suicide hotline losing it's #Pentagon funding. #AmericanPriorities #KeepinItClassy #America
Posted on July 05, 2015 at 11:26AM
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More from the article:
Since 2011, Vets4Warriors has fielded more than 130,000 calls from military personnel stationed around the world. The counselors say their military service and nonclinical approach help them form a bond with callers that can break down mistrust. 
Now the hotline faces its own problems. Though the program has been lauded as a model, the Pentagon has ended its funding as part of an effort to cut costs and streamline services. Vets4Warriors has moved to find other funding so that it can continue on its own. In late June, weeks before the call center was set to lay off its 40 veteran peers, the New Jersey Legislature voted to spend $2.5 million so the program could operate another year, giving it time to find private funding.
Why does the USG want to start these wars but never want to take full responsibility for the damage they do to the soldiers they send over to fight those wars?

Sometimes I just shake my head at the way our leaders think. Seriously messed up priorities.  They should be ashamed.

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

During our big walk down the east side of #Manhattan today, @sierrarein and I came across these strange things hanging from the bottom of an overpass. Another #NYC mystery! What are they?!?


During our big walk down the east side of #Manhattan today, @sierrarein and I came across these strange things hanging from the bottom of an overpass. Another #NYC mystery! What are they?!?

Posted on July 04, 2015 at 09:29PM

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What happens when you get your #July4th food supplies from the dollar store. #itsallgood


What happens when you get your #July4th food supplies from the dollar store. #itsallgood

Posted on July 04, 2015 at 07:16PM

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I managed to catch the #HighBridgeWaterTower with the sun almost directly behind it. #NYC #photography #phonography #DroidTurbo


I managed to catch the #HighBridgeWaterTower with the sun almost directly behind it. #NYC #photography #phonography #DroidTurbo

Posted on July 04, 2015 at 06:30PM

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Justa big rock on a pedestal with no plaque around to explain why it's there. Hey, #HighBridgePark management--what the heck i2 this? #NYC mysteries!


Justa big rock on a pedestal with no plaque around to explain why it's there. Hey, #HighBridgePark management--what the heck is this? #NYC mysteries!
Posted on July 04, 2015 at 05:52PM
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We're not the perfect country but happy 4th anyway! This is the flag on the #HighBridge.


We're not the perfect country but happy 4th anyway! This is the flag on the #HighBridge.

Posted on July 04, 2015 at 05:24PM

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An #antseye view across #Manhattan's #HighBridge toward the old aquaduct tower. This bridge was built in 1864. #NYC's oldest bridge.


An #antseye view across #Manhattan's #HighBridge toward the old aquaduct tower. This bridge was built in 1864. #NYC's oldest bridge.

Posted on July 04, 2015 at 04:07PM

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